11th United States Infantry

The 11th United States Infantry Regiment served as members of Burbank’s Brigade in Ayres’ Division of the Fifth Corps, Army of the Potomac. The regiment is honored by a monument.

Monument to the 11th United States Infantry. Gettysburg June 2012

Erected between 1907 and 1908.

Location: Located South side of Ayres Avenue.

Description: One of 45 monuments erected to units of the United States regular army on the battlefield. A red polished Jonesboro granite monolith that is set upon a concrete foundation with a descriptive 3’6’x3’7′ bronze tablet with the coat of arms of the United States in bronze. Inscription:

ARMY OF THE POTOMAC
FIFTH CORPS
SECOND DIVISION SECOND BRIGADE
ELEVENTH U. S. INFANTRY
Six Companies
Major Delancey Floyd Jones Commanding

July 2. Arrived in the morning with the Brigade and took position on the right of the Twelfth Corps. Afterwards moved to the left and at 5 P. M. formed line on the right of Little Round Top and advanced across Plum Run and to the crest of the rocky wooded hill in front under a fire of sharpshooters on the left and faced to the left with the Wheatfield on the right and rear. The Confederates having opened fire on the right flank and advancing through the Wheatfield in the rear the Regiment with the Brigade was withdrawn under a heavy fire of musketry and artillery and formed in line at the right of Little Round Top.

July 3. Remained in same position.

Present 25 Officers and 281 men

Casualties Killed 3 Officer and 18 Men Wounded 7 Officers and 85 Men Missing 9 Men

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